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SDMS 3.

0 INSTALLATION GUIDE

SDMS Installation Guide

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

It is important that you read and fully understand this guide before attempting to use this software with our Digital Flaw Detector. It provides instruction on installation and operation of DFD Production Programmer software All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this guide are based on tests with our DFDs we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed. Before using the software you should determine its suitability for your intended use. You bear all risk in connection with the use of product. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2000-2010 Sonatest Ltd. All rights reserved. The names of the companies and their products are mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owner. Issue Draft A

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Contents
SDMS 3.0 ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 INSTALLATION GUIDE ........................................................................................................................................ 1 1. 2. Welcome to SDMS ................................................................................................................................ 3 SDMS Hardware and Software Requirements ..................................................................................... 4 SDMS Hardware Requirements ................................................................................................................ 4 SDMS Software Requirements .................................................................................................................. 4 3. SDMS Installation .................................................................................................................................. 5 CD Installation ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Web Installation ........................................................................................................................................ 5 4. Installation of the Sonatest USB Virtual Com Port Driver ..................................................................... 7

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1. Welcome to SDMS
SDMS3 is a memory management tool to interface with any supported Sonatest DFD 1(Digital Flaw Detector). The functionality of the software is designed to increase productivity of operators, by allowing the operator to save and upload calibrations to a DFD from a saved library of configurations. SDMS3 is also designed to assist the user in producing post inspection reports, with easy copying of calibrations and waveforms into the Windows Clipboard for use with any third party application, as well as the ability to export information directly into Microsoft Word and Excel.
SDMS is fully windows-based software and supports XP, Vista2 and Windows 72. Any users wishing to use previous versions of Windows do so with the understanding that we are unable to supply full support on these platforms.

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See Appendix C for list of supported Units and Software Versions. 32-Bit versions of operating system only

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2. SDMS Hardware and Software Requirements


SDMS Hardware Requirements
The Minimum specification for a PC to be able to run the DFD Production Programmer is as follows:Pentium 233-MegaHertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended) At least 64 MegaBytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended) At least 1.5 GigaBytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution RS232 port or USB to RS232 converter for programming Falcon DFDs USB Port for the programming of Kestrel DFDs

SDMS Software Requirements


The DFD Production Programmer requires the following Software Environment: Windows XP or Windows Vista .NET framework 3.5 (Internet access required by install program if not currently installed) Sonatest DFD USB Device Drivers. Microsoft Word 2003

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3. SDMS Installation
SDMS provides easy to install installation packages to allow you to install the application, with as little fuss as possible. If you are planning to use the application over the USB Port, please install the Sonatest USB Virtual Comm Port as described here, prior to installing SDMS. SDMS can be provided in two ways, either via the World Wide Web or by an installation CD. Depending on you method of obtaining SDMS, please follow the relevant section below:

CD Installation
1. Insert CD into the CD Drive of your PC 2. Install process will Autorun

. 3. Select Install SDMS 3 from the CDMenu

Web Installation
1. Navigate to the Software download page on the Sonatest Internet Site and Select the SDMS Download Package. 2. When the following dialog box is displayed :-

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3. Select the "Run" Button, the package will download from the website and proceed to auto install. 4. If the following dialog is displayed press "Run"

5. Proceed through the installation process, by answering the questions on screen.

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4. Installation of the Sonatest USB Virtual Com Port Driver


When using a Sonatest Flaw detector with a USB cable and SDMS 3 it is necessary to install additional drivers to allow the PC to recognise the fact that there is a USB equipped DFD attached. The following describes how to install the USB and virtual serial communications drivers and provides information on how to test that they have been installed correctly and are working. When you first connect a DFD to the computer using a USB cable you should get the following Hardware Wizard displayed:

Select the No, not this time radio button then click on the Next button; the following dialogue will be displayed:

Select the Install the software automatically (Recommended) button and click on the Next button; the following dialogue will be displayed:

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Once the dialogue completes the software will be installed. If the drivers are not in a recognised location the following dialogue will be displayed; ensure that the SDMS CD ROM is inserted in the drive and use the browse button the select the file; usually in D:\USBDriberdisk.

Once successful the following dialogue will be displayed: Click on the finish button to complete the installation of the USB Driver.

Once the USB driver has been installed the operating system will try to install the virtual communications driver by using the hardware wizard for a second time; the following dialogue will be displayed:

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Select the No, not at this time radio button and then the next Button; the following dialogue will be displayed:

Click on the Install the software automatically (Recommended) radio button then the Next button, the following dialogue will be displayed:

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When this dialogue completes the following will be shown:

Click the Continue Anyway button and the software will be installed from the CD. If the SDMS CD ROM is not inserted in the drive the following dialogue will be displayed:

If you insert the CD at this point the software will be installed; if you want to install the software from a different location click on the OK button and the following dialogue will be displayed:

Click on the Browse button and locate the drivers; once the installation had completed the following dialogue will be displayed:

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Click on the Finish button to complete the installation of the virtual communications driver. Now that the drivers are installed you can check their operation by clicking on the windows start button, select Settings and Control Panel. Then double click on System the display the following dialogue:

Select the Hardware tab and click on the device manager to display the following dialogue:

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Expand the Ports (COM & LPT) and check that there is a Villa Software Virtual COM Port (COMx); this is the serial port that will be used with SDMS. Also expand the Sonatest USB Devices and check that the Falcon USB device is displayed. Double click on the Villa Software Virtual COM Port and ensure that the settings are shown as below:

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Once you have changed the settings click on the OK button and then close the System Properties window and the Device Manager window.

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